Formation of closo- and nido-metallocarboranes from closo-C2B9 and -C2B7 carborbranes; molecular structures of closo-1,1-(Me2PhP)2-2,4-Me2-1,2,4-PtC2B9H9 and nido-10,10-(Et3P)2-2,8-Me2-10,2,8-PtC2B7H7

Michael Green, John L. Spencer, F. Gordon A. Stone, Alan J. Welch

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Reaction of closo-1,6-Me2-1,6-C2B7H 7 with [Pt(Et3P)3] affords nido-10,10-(Et 3P)2-2,8-Me2-10,2,8-PtC2B 7H7, a stereochemically non-rigid molecule; the structural identity of closo-1,1-(Me2PhP)2-2,4-Me 2-1,2,4-PtC2B9H9 and the nido-metallocarborane are established by X-ray crystallography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-572
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1974

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